Category: Hobbies -> Misc.
EPs Required: None – base-game compatible
Works For: Both genders, teen to elder
Sometimes, I go a little overboard. For this medievalish story I’m writing (that isn’t live yet), I needed a particular kneeling pose. One pose. And then I thought that it would be great if the Sim was holding a sword and oh, TSM has some nice ones… and then it rapidly went downhill from there. 🙄
The result is this: a posebox with seven kneeling and three standing poses for you to mix and match. (Yes, I know there are similar poseboxes out there already, but I wanted my own.) To add some knightly flavour, all of the standing poses as well as one of the kneeling ones have accessory swords to go with them, that will be spawned automatically when you run the poses. That’s right, your Sims won’t have to put them on or take them off using a mirror: the posebox will take care of it for them. A knightly posebox should be chivalrous, after all. 😉
As a posebox user, I have to admit I’m quite lazy. It annoys me when I have to click through five menu levels to be able to start a pose and then again to stop it, and then the poses don’t have names, just numbers, but I can’t remember if I used Pose 3 or Pose 7 so I have to click through them all because the box doesn’t have a reset option. 😕 So for the sake of my and other lazy simmers’ sanity, I’ve tried to keep things as simple as possible with this posebox.
Josua is one of the Sims helping us with the demonstration today; you’ll be seeing more of him in my story.
All the poses are stopped with the “Stop Poses” option. For the poses that have them, the swords will be removed automatically when the pose is stopped, but just in case you want to get rid of the swords but keep the Sim posed you can also remove them manually with “Remove Swords”. In case of emergency, you can reset the Sim with “Force End”.
On to the poses! 😀 First up are the three standing poses Sword Raised, Dubbing Knight and Threatening, all with swords from TSM. Even though you won’t see them in the catalogue or mirror, you need to keep the swords in your Downloads folder – otherwise, the posebox can’t spawn them.
Then we have the seven kneeling poses: Hands on Sword Hilt, Hands on Knee, Hand on Chest, Hands on Hip, Arms at Side, Low Bow and Yielding. Only “Hands on Sword Hilt” has a sword (again extracted from TSM), the others are sword-less.
And finally, as a little bonus you also get some face overlays that you can use e.g. if you don’t want your Sim to grin like a loon while they’re threatening to cut somebody’s heart out (or if you do want your Sim to grin like a loon while they’re threatening to cut somebody’s heart out – whatever floats your boat 😉 ). These you stop with the “Stop All” option under “Facial Overlays”. They are all in-game facial expressions, so I take no credit for them whatsoever – all I did was to compile them.
“I yield! I yield!”